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  • White Paper

    It's Who You Know: CDW + IBM

    Posted June 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    As a leading IBM Premier Business Partner, CDW has the experts to lay the foundation for a more efficient, agile data center. With more than 450 IBM certifications, and deep experience deploying IBM analytics
  • White Paper

    Learn How to Store 5X More Data in the Same Space

    Posted June 2, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Organizations of all shapes and sizes are facing the huge challenge of managing rapid data growth. The IBM Storewize family can manage 5X more data stored in the same space with Real-Time Compression and increase performance by 3X
  • White Paper

    Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Technical Overview

    Posted May 30, 2014 - 5:15 pm

    Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is the next generation of Microsoft's information platform, with new features that deliver faster performance, expand capabilities in the cloud, and provide powerful business insights.
  • White Paper

    Storage Switzerland: Server-side caching in NFS-based VMware environments

    Posted May 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

    Infinio offloads your NAS for better performance. Get the IOPS your virtualized applications and VDI demand with no reboots, no downtime, and no new hardware.
  • Slideshow

    12 titans of technology who tackled sports

    Posted May 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

    Steve Ballmer is just the latest in a line of geeks who got rich and then bought their way into sports, but, unlike in tech, they didn’t all hit it out of the park
  • Question

    What are microservers?

    Posted May 28, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    Beyond the obvious implication of the name (tiny servers), what are microservers and how are they used?
  • Review

    Lenovo's new ThinkServer: Low sticker price, lots of upgrade options

    Posted May 28, 2014 - 12:58 pm

    We tested the Lenovo RD440 as a base-unit, 2U server. We found it pretty generic on the surface, but options, including software pre-loads, increase its potential utility for volume users and especially smaller operations.
  • Slideshow

    Busy Beavers: 10 things M.I.T. computer scientists have given the world

    Posted May 27, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Celebrating 50 years of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by remembering some of the many ways its faculty, students, researchers and alums have contributed to the discipline
  • Question

    How to choose between colocation or dedicated servers?

    Posted May 26, 2014 - 10:24 am

    When a business is choosing a hosting solution, what are the most important factors to consider when deciding between colocation or dedicated servers? Does one have a significant advantage over the other?
  • White Paper

    Waging War on Over-Provisioning

    Posted May 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Over-provisioning has long been considered a necessary element of datacenter architecture to ensure performance, availability and capacity.
  • Webcast

    Enhance Your Virtualization Infrastructure With IBM and Vmware

    Posted May 15, 2014 - 11:15 am

    Virtualization technology is now expanding beyond the server compute elements to encompass networking and storage aspects as well
  • White Paper

    Modern Backup and Recovery: Pain Points and Business Issues

    Posted May 15, 2014 - 10:01 am

    Read this executive summary to get advice from Microsoft and Dell IT experts on how to create a manageable backup and recovery strategy that meets your budget, risk tolerance and legal requirements.
  • Question

    Where are Azure data centers physically located?

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 11:47 pm

    Does anyone know were Azure data centers are located?
  • Question

    How important are SAS 70 type I and II certifications?

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:59 pm

    When companies choose data centers, how important are SAS 70 certifications in the process? Are these just a meny making opportunity for those handing out the certs? If a data center does not have SAS 70 certifications, does it make it harder to attract enterprise customers?
  • Question

    Have revelations of NSA spying on the public harmed business for US based data centers?

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm

    I think it’s fair to say most of us understand a lot more about just how pervasive US government monitoring is in light of the Snowden revelations. I also think it’s fair to say that there was even more outrage about it in other countries.
  • Webcast

    Protecting Critical SaaS Data Before It's Too Late

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    In this webinar, you'll hear how to avoid SaaS data loss through best practices from a panel of experts.
  • White Paper

    Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Case Study: AMAG Pharmaceuticals

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    As an IT pioneer in the pharmaceuticals industry, AMAG realized that SaaS backup and recovery would give them the confidence to fully embrace cloud-technologies.
  • White Paper

    Report: Back Up Critical Cloud Data before It's Too Late

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    Read the February 2014 Forrester Research Inc. Report, Back Up Your Critical Cloud Data Before It's Too Late: Cloud-To-Cloud Backup Emerges As A Practical Option For Cloud Data Protection
  • Webcast

    IBM Storwize - Reinventing Storage Efficiency!

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    Attend this webcast to hear how you can maximize the economics of your data center by modifying your storage footprint and power usage using Flash Storage.
  • White Paper

    Data Center Management eGuide

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 11:01 am

    In this eGuide, InfoWorld, and sister publication CIO examine how new technologies will shape the data center going forward, what IT departments can expect, and how they can prepare. Read on to learn more about innovation in the data center.
  • Unplug ghost servers, save a bundle

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:48 am

    The Uptime Institute estimates that 20% of all racked IT equipment has no use other than to warm the planet. But for data center operators that do manage to unplug equipment, savings can be significant.
  • White Paper

    Case Study: Big Data Culture Clash

    Posted May 9, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    The ability to create a data-driven culture is about to separate the winners from the losers in just about every industry. Creating a targeted, data-driven culture offers increased customer engagement, satisfaction and revenue.
  • Question

    How often should a data center load test its back-up generators?

    Posted May 9, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    I used to work at a company with a huge diesel backup generator. A major storm came through and we lost power for almost two days. Fortunately we had the backup generator….except that it wouldn’t stay running when we needed it.
  • White Paper

    It's who you know: CDW + Microsoft Business Intelligence

    Posted May 9, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    That's why we partner with industry leaders like Microsoft. Their integrated suite of Business Intelligence solutions helps interpret data for small workgroups and large organizations alike.
  • White Paper

    Delivering Business Intelligence

    Posted May 9, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Business intelligence has been a technology mainstay of many organizations for decades. Today, it is playing an ever larger role in the success of businesses of all sizes.
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